Bruins defenseman Aaron Ward said Monday morning that Carolina's Scott Walker apologized to him and his teammates for his punch in the closing moments of Game 5 that dropped Ward to the ice. Ward did play in Games 6 and 7. "He said something to me in the line apologizing, and he said it to a couple of other guys on the team, Ward said. "He talked to (Shawn Thornton), he talked to (Steve) Montador and he also said something to (Milan) Lucic. He's apologetic. Whatever. I think the bigger one is how Carolina, the fan base there has wrapped it up into me being public enemy No. 1." It was Walker's overtime goal in Game 7 that ended the season for the Bruins.
Just four days after the end of the season for the Bruins, three key players disclosed they need surgery. Phil Kessel said at Monday's wrap-up at TD Banknorth Garden that he needs surgery on his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff. Defenseman Andrew Ference suffered through a bruised hip, hernia and torn groin and will have surgery. And David Krejci will be out 4-6 months following June surgery to repair an injured hip. Additionally, Chuck Kobasew said he was playing with broken ribs and Mark Recchi acknowledged that he had kidney stones removed the night before Game 7, in addition to a rib injury suffered in a hit during Game 4 of the Carolina series. For more throughout the day, visit the Big Bad Blog.
Fox Sports and Major League Baseball have agreed to start weeknight World Series and American League Championship Series games at 7:57 p.m. (EST), marking the first time in 34 years that the starting times have come before 8 p.m. Typically the start times have been at 8:28 p.m., with some first pitches coming last year as late as 8:38 p.m.
ESPN announced Monday morning that Tony Kornheiser will be stepping down after three years in the “Monday Night Football” booth, and will be replaced by former Tampa Bay and Oakland coach Jon Gruden. “I would like to thank Tony Kornheiser for his many contributions to Monday Night Football the past three years,” said John Skipper, ESPN executive vice president, content. “He has been a big reason for the show’s success on ESPN. Pardon the Interruption is one of ESPN’s most important franchises and fans will continue to see Tony on the show and involved in other future ESPN projects for many years to come.”
“I am totally grateful for the MNF opportunity that I truly enjoyed the last three seasons. I feel we got better each year,” Kornheiser said in a statement issued by the network. “My fear of planes is legendary and sadly true. When I looked at the upcoming schedule it was the...
Kendrick Perkins gave his frank assessment of what happened in the aftermath of Boston's 101-82 loss to the Orlando Magic in Game 7 on Sunday night. "They took the crowd out early," Perkins said. "Their three-point shooting was phenomenal. We looked tired, sluggish. I know guys' hearts were there but we just didn't really show up on the court tonight. It's very disappointing, just for the simple fact that you don't get opportunities to play on teams this talented. Nobody expected us to win (anything) anyway. We had belief in this locker room. It looked like fatigue set in at the end of the day but they came out with all the right effort."
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
Patriots’ defensive end, Rob Ninkovich, joins Mut and Merloni on a Patriots Monday after the team’s victory in Houston. Rob addresses the postgame comments of Texans’ defensive lineman Antonio Smith and the defense struggling against the run.
Tom Brady joined the show fresh off the teams 9th win of the season in Houston. He dismissed Antonio Smith's spying allegations and told the guys he has already moved on.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. They discussed how Ron Burgundy has officially jumped the shark and played sound of him on Dan Patrick.
Peter King joins Mut and Merloni to go across the NFL and address the latest news. He discusses Kubiak's firing, Tomlin's fine, and Dennard's possible suspension.
Brick makes his weekly appearance on Mut and Merloni and discusses the Bruins loss to Montreal and the hit on Johnny Boychuck.
Michael Fabiano, fantasy expert and Yankees fan, gives his opinion on the Cano signing, discusses Julian Edelman's rising fantasy value, and actually suggests starting Ryan Fitzpatrick
We check in with Herm Edwards on the Pats, Stevan Ridley, and a great many things around the NFL.
We stir up a pot of crap when we debate the world cup and the popularity of soccer... pro callers, con-callers, plus Jack Edwards!
We tackle four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
Mike Lupica of the Daily News joined the show to give the New York reaction to the Ellsbury signing. He said that the Yankees drastically overpaid.More from this show
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.More from this show
Johnny Damon joins Mut and Merloni to clear the air about his free agent signing with the Yankees and discusses Ellsbury's signing.More from this show
Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the Yankees and the possibility of the Red Sox trading for Andre Ethier.More from this show